Silicon Power Unveils Armor A80 USB 3.0 HDD

Posted: May 31 2010, 9:11am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:24pm CDT, in Hardware & Peripherals


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Silicon Power makes all sorts of external storage devices form flash drives to full external HDDs. The company has unveiled its latest external HDD today called the Power Armor A80. The new drive uses the USB 3.0 interface and is water resistant.

The USB 3.0 connectivity allows the drive to operate at 5Gbps and the drive gets all the power it needs directly from the USB port. Backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 ports lets the drive be used on all computers.

The A80 is water resistant to IPX7 standards allowing it to withstand submersion in up to a meter of water for as long as 30 minutes and still operate. The drive will be offered in 640GB, 500GB, and 320GB capacities. Pricing and availability are unknown at this time.

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